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Addressing water shortages: A catalyst for more resilient development in Fiji

Source(s):  Oxfam International Secretariat

This case study draws on fieldwork in two communities in Fiji that participated in the 2002–05 Capacity Building to Enable the Development of Adaptation Measures in Pacific Island Countries (CBDAMPIC) project, one of the first adaptation projects in the Pacific that attempted to work at this community scale to build resilience to the longer-term impacts of climate change.

In both communities, the project served as a catalyst for more resilient development, improving both absorptive and adaptive capacity with respect to water shortages. It provided an example of how addressing a locally defined problem can energize a community to take action to improve resilience. A key factor in these communities’ resilience is their existing social capital. The project also points to the significance of building on previous and ongoing processes and initiatives.



 
 
  • Addressing water shortages: A catalyst for more resilient development in Fiji
  • Publication date 2017
  • Author(s) Sadole, Beverly
  • Number of pages 30 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 978-1-78748-034-6 (ISBN)

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